DINOSAURS


CD inner



With John Cipollina:

Dinosaurs
Friends of Extinction

Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, July 5, 1982 LMA
The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 12, 1982 LMA
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 1982 LMA
The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1982 LMA
The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 21, 1982 LMA
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 1982 (Fri) LMA
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 18, 1982 LMA
Uncle Charlie's, Corte Madera, December 21, 1982
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1982 LMA

Cabaret, Cotati, CA, February 18, 1983 LMA
Recreation Center, Corte Madera, CA, February 22, 1983 LMA
Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA, March 24, 1983
Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 1983 LMA
SFSU Barbery Coast Room, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1983, "2pm show"
Porter Hall, U.C.S.C., Santa Cruz, CA, May 20, 1983 LMA
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, June 17, 1983 LMA
Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, June 18, 1983 LMA
Salt Air Pavillion, Salt Lake City, UT, September 17, 1983 LMA
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, October 14, 1983 LMA
Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 1983 LMA
Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 5, 1983 LMA
Cabo's, Chico, CA, December 2, 1983 LMA

Wolfgang's, January 28, 1984 LMA
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, February 4, 1984 LMA
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, February 18, 1984 LMA
Cabaret, Cotati, CA, March 2, 1984 LMA
Starry Night Club, Portland, OR, April 28, 1984  LMA
Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, July 15, 1984 LMA
The Rodney K. Albin Memorial Concert (Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, August 28, 1984) LMA
The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, December 8, 1984 LMA

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 25, 1985
Berkeley Veterans Auditorium, May 30, 1985 LMA
Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, June 22, 1985
California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, July 4, 1985 [afternoon]
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz,California, August 31,1985

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 24, 1986
Wolfgang's City, San Francisco, CA, September 19, 1986
The Omni, Oakland, CA, November 8, 1986

Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 1987 LMA
Parker's Ballroom, Seattle, WA, May 17, 1987
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 23, 1987 LMA
San Francisco Music Fair, CA, May 31, 1987 LMA
Odyssey Room, Sunnyvale, CA, June 1, 1987 LMA
Omni, Oakland, CA, June 6, 1987 LMA
I-Beam, June 21, 1987
Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR, October 31, 1987 LMA

The Saint, New York City, Friday January 15, 1988
Dinosaurs (Live in San Francisco)
Cotati Cabaret, San Francisco, CA, May 14, 1988 LMA
Old Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, Saturday September 10, 1988
Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, October 22, 1988, Sbd


Without John Cipollina:

Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, August 10, 1989, Sbd
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, November 10, 1989


Shows marked LMA are legally downloadable in various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Links:

Official Home Page



Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, July 5th, 1982

Tracks
1.Intro 1:18
2.Love 6:22
3.Till I Stay 8:24
5.I Can't Dance 6:17
6.Level With Me 16:21
7.Closer 14:26
Total53:12


Notes:
-This is the first ever Dinosaurs concert, according to all the discographies.
-t05 has some strange sound problems from 9:05-9:34
-not entirely sure about the musicians present... don't hear Merl and he's not introduced during t05 or t06 when everyone else is, but the show info had him listed. Also, Barry introduces Vince Delgado and Ianto(?) during the band intros.


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


SBD > cass > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > FLAC

Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Merl Saunderskeyboards
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Mickey Hartpercussin
Peter Walshguitar
Bean Balankasax
Airto Moreira



The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 12, 1982

Tracks
1st set
1.Love2:45
2.Trouble In Mind3:12
3.Jesse James5:39
4.Love Machine10:18
5.Colorado Town10:20
6.Seventh Seal11:27
7.SOS7:15
8.Mojo Navigator10:58
9.Take A Whiff On Me5:47
10.Come In Closer18:41
Total86:25
2nd set
1.Time To Carry On5:25
2.Babble On10:51
3.Level With Me15:50
4.Betty And Dupree4:39
5.I Died For Love9:27
6.You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover5:05
7.Hokey Pokey11:07
encore
8. The Dance14:44
Total77:20


Easy Ed's Notes:
- recorded by Rick C.
- matrix mix of soundboard and Sony ECM-989 stereo microphone > Sony PCM F-1 (Beta, 44.056kHz, 16 bit digital recording)
- transfered to cdr by Easy Ed * from Rick C's loaned PCM Beta tapes:
Sony PCM-F1 analog out > Sony DTC-700 (A>D only, no tape) > optical digital out > Zefiro ZA2 soundcard > Sound Forge > CD Architect > Phillips Omniwriter cdr.
EAC from Easy Ed's cdrs > .wav > FLAC level 8 encoding, aligned on sector boundaries
* there were some imperfections in the 17 year old (at the time of the transfers) mastertapes. Where the beginning of a song was cut, I have put in a quick fade in (usually between 1 and 2 seconds long). Where there were dropouts or gaps I have put in a quick fade out and fade in to make it less abrupt. All of what was on the original master tapes aside from these fades have been included.
- Recorded with the permission of (at least some of) The Dinosaurs.
- Photos from the shows by Brian Quinn are included.
- It was a thrill for me to meet Rick C. many years ago at a party thrown by mutual friends, who told me, "This is Rick, he's a taper, too". Those were in the days before internet, in the days of tape lists and snail mails and B&Ps, and I'd often go a full year between new contacts with a fellow live music collector.
- Rick C. is the person who made the master recording of "The Jam At Mickey Hart's Barn", which I tranfered and circulated in the late 90s. He made a reel to reel copy of the recording for John Cipollina, a transfer of which also circulates, sometimes mislabeled as a soundboard. Another fun recording Rick made was of The Rolling Stones at Winterland (1978?) where he had his mike on a pole, but was so 'altered' that he wandered around the hall, often not even facing the stage: a document of the event, perhaps, but not an audio treat...



Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, 13 August, 1982

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.San Francisco --> 3:45
2.Seventh Seal --> 8:26
3.Take A Whiff On Me4:17
4.Barry Talk, Intro 0:54
5.Jesse James * 6:29
6.Got Love --> 3:48
7.Closer 18:00
Second Set
8.Intro, Tuning, Dinosaur Jokes2:35
9.Unknown ** 4:21
10.Tuning, Talk1:25
11.Unknown ** 4:58
12.Tuning, Talk0:58
13.Babble On -->11:02
14.Colorado Town8:23
Disc 1 Total77:56
Disc 2
15.The Dance/ 5:04
16./Unknown 7:45
17.Joke, Talk 0:43
18.Dupree --> 5:23
19.I Can't Dance4:49
20.Tuning 0:55
21.Unknown 12:30
Disc 2 Total37:09


Transitional band lineup. Robert Hunter was not yet an official member of the band, but plays as a guest.

Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D6, Nakamichi 300 Mics

Taper: Bob Leonardis

Transferred by Roger Miller

Lineage: 1st Gen Cass > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals*
Mike Wilhelm**


The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 1982 (Soundboard)

As posted via DimeAdozen, December 2011

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
101.San Francisco > 03:39
102.Seventh Seal >08:27
103.Take A Whiff On Me04:17
104.talk [with Robert Hunter intro] 00:56
105.Jesse James [with Robert Hunter]06:33
106.Got Love >03:46
107.Closer18:21
Disc 1 Total45:59
Second Set
Disc 2
201.talk and tune ups00:32
202.The Dance >15:42
203.Love Machine 10:32
204.instrumental intro > Chemical Body 10:01
205.tune ups and talk (with Mike Wilhelm intro)02:55
206.Howard Hughes Blues [Mike Wilhelm vocals]04:23
207.talk 01:10
208.Carol [Mike Wilhelm vocals]05:19
209.talk [with David Getz intro] 00:28
210.Babylon11:04
214.Colorado Town08:49
215.I've Been In The Darkness Too Long 06:20
Disc 2 Total77:15
Disc 3
301.S.O.S. [cuts in] 08:17
302.unknown title09:19
303.talk 01:34
304.Winin' Boy Blues 04:02
305.Robbery09:45
306.Dupree > 05:27
307.I Can't Dance04:30
308.thanks and applause before encore00:42
309.unknown title12:37
Disc 3 Total56:13


EX Soundboard cassette master. I found no mention on the web for this show as a soundboard and as the complete show. There's a little bit of noise and distortion in the mix in a few spots, but not too bad. Any help with the missing song titles will be greatly appreciated.

Lineage: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > Dolby B encoded TDK MA90 metal tapes.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon [Dolby B decoded] > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III soundcard > Pro Tools ("nip and tuck" edits, normalization and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

And finally - special thanks to John Cipollina (RIP) and Cyril Jordan who helped to make the soundboard patch possible.

(note: this was a transitional band lineup. Robert Hunter was not yet an official member of the band but played as a guest.)

Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Guests:
Robert Hunter
Mike Wilhelm
Greg Elmore
David Getz



The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 17th, 1982

Tracks
Disc 1
1.//Who Makes The Moves 6:15
2.San Francisco 4:58
3.Gallo Del Cielo 8:42
4.West LA Fadeaway 6:24
5.Blindman 3:22
6.Jesse James 9:26
7.Mojo Navigator 9:17
8.Kick In The Head 6:33
9.talk 1:11
10.Tiger Rose 2:59
11.intro 1:22
12.Motel Party Baby 4:34
13.guest intros 1:10
14.SOS 6:39
Disc 1 Total72:58
Disc 2
1.Easy Wind 5:10
2.intro 1:28
3.DINOSAUR 8:05
Disc 2 Total14:44


SBD > cass > ? > cdr > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC

Flac conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Notes:
-I removed the 2 second gaps between tracks, but there's still evidence that there were cuts on the original recording to remove audience noise between songs. Only the opening of Who Makes The Moves is missing as far as I know.
-There is a volume drop on the left channel on d1t06.


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Nicky Hopkinspiano
Riteous Raulkeyboards
David Getzdrums



The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 11, 1982

Tracks
Disc 1 - 1st set
1."more?!"0:48
2.Who Make The Moves?5:39
3.One Way Out4:17
4.SOS4:31
5."the formula"1:57
6.Blind Man4:20
7.What Can It Be?5:49
8.There Ain't No Cars On Me2:12
9.Love5:20
10.Jesse James6:38
11.Colorado Town7:39
12.West LA Fadeaway7:09
13.I Can't Dance5:39
14.St. Louis Blues4:44
Total66:36
Disc 2 - 1st set continued
1.The Dance15:20
2.Tricky Dick & Ronald Reagan5:01
3.Sloop John B3:14
4.Love Machine14:31
5.Promontory Rider8:02
6.Motel Party Baby6:41
Total52:50
Disc 3 - 2nd set
1.San Francisco3:37
2.Only To Believe5:13
3.Hokey Pokey7:39
4.Franklin's Tower6:03
5.Passin' Through3:07
encores
6.Level With Me10:41
7.Who Makes The Moves?6:42
Total43:04


Easy Ed's Notes:
- recorded by Rick C.
- matrix mix of soundboard and Sony ECM-989 stereo microphone > Sony PCM F-1 (Beta, 44.056kHz, 16 bit digital recording)
- transfered to cdr by Easy Ed* from Rick C's loaned PCM Beta tapes: Sony PCM-F1 analog out > Sony DTC-700 (A>D only, no tape) > optical digital out > Zefiro ZA2 soundcard > Sound Forge > CD Architect > Phillips Omniwriter cdr. EAC from Easy Ed's cdrs > .wav > FLAC level 8 encoding, aligned on sector boundaries
- * there were some imperfections in the 17 year old (at the time of the transfers) mastertapes. Where the beginning of a song was cut, I have put in a quick fade in (usually between 1 and 2 seconds long). Where there were dropouts or gaps I have put in a quick fade out and fade in to make it less abrupt. All of what was on the original master tapes aside from these fades have been included.
- A scan of the flyer from the show is included. Photos from the shows by Brian Quinn are included.
- It was a thrill for me to meet Rick C. many years ago at a party thrown by mutual friends, who told me, "This is Rick, he's a taper, too". Those were in the days before internet, in the days of tape lists and snail mails and B&Ps, and I'd often go a full year between new contacts with a fellow live music collector.
- Rick C. is the person who made the master recording of "The Jam At Mickey Hart's Barn", which I tranfered and circulated in the late 90s. He made a reel to reel copy of the recording for John Cipollina, a transfer of which also circulates, sometimes mislabeled as a soundboard. Another fun recording Rick made was of The Rolling Stones at Winterland (1978?) where he had his mike on a pole, but was so 'altered' that he wandered around the hall, often not even facing the stage: a document of the event, perhaps, but not an audio treat...



Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, 10 December, 1982 (Fri)

Tracks
Early Show:
Disc 1
1.by the way 0:35
2.Who Makes the Moves 6:26
3.One Way Out 4:05
4.Got Love 3:48
5.To Believe 5:16
6.Babble On 4:23
7.I Can't Dance 6:32
8.the bar 0:24
9.Promontory Rider 5:46
10.Jesse James 6:42
11.Blindman 4:32
Total48:36
Disc 2
12.Won't Admit to Any of That 0:39
13.marin jokes 0:24
14.Franklin's Tower >
Time Grows Closer
28:22
Encore:
15.Crooked Judge 4:09
Late Show:
16.Love Machine 7:37
17.St Louis Blues 4:26
18.Helping Hand 6:03
19.Fly High Away 8:21
Total59:27
Disc 3
20Howard Hughes Blues >
Dust My Broom
13:44
21.Passing Thru 3:33
22.Chemical Body 8:31
23.Mona 9:55
24.Do The Dance 7:41
25.Minglewood Blues 8:44
26.San Francisco 6:54
Encore:
27.Dinosaur Song 4:25
Total62:05


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


SBD > gen unk > wav > flac

Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Robert Hunter
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Mickey Hart
Riteous Raul
and many more


The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 1982 (Soundboard)

As posted via DimeAdozen, December 2011

Tracks
Early Show:
disc 1
101.talk and tuning01:00
102.Who Makes The Moves? 06:10
103.One Way Out04:03
104.Got Love 04:11
105.Only To Believe04:53
106.Babylon04:23
107.talk - Sam Andrew intro00:48
108.I Can't Dance [with Sam Andrew on sax] 05:38
109.talk 00:38
110.Promontory Rider 05:43
111.talk - Righteous Raoul (Joshua Raoul Brody) intro00:19
112.Jesse James06:21
Disc 1 Total44:07
disc 2
201.talk 00:14
202.Blindman 04:15
203.talk 01:07
204.Franklin's Tower > 06:48
205.Closer [with solos]21:33
encore:
206.Crooked Judge [cuts in]03:47
207.thanks at end of early show00:20
Disc 2 Total38:04
Late Show:
disc 1
301.tuning and talk 01:41
302.Love Machine07:33
303.St Louis Blues04:10
304.talk - Nicky Hopkins intro00:38
305.S.O.S.05:24
306.tuning and talk - Country Joe McDonald intro00:34
307.Flying High [Country Joe lead vocals] 07:46
308.tuning and talk - Mike Wilhelm intro02:37
309.Howard Hughes Blues [Mike Wilhelm vocals] > 04:15
310.Dust My Broom 03:48
311.Passing Thru04:21
Disc 3 Total42:47
disc 2
401.talk - Sam Andrew intro00:19
402.Chemical Body08:11
403.talk - Harold Aceves intro 01:20
404.Mona 07:36
405.The Dance07:50
406.talk - David Nelson intro02:20
407.Minglewood Blues [David Nelson lead vocals]05:52
408.San Francisco06:31
409.thanks, applause and tuning before encore01:26
encore:
410.Dinosaur 04:05
411.final thanks and applause00:16
Disc 4 Total45:46


EX Soundboard cassette master. This show features many guests including Country Joe McDonald, Mickey Hart, Sam Andrew, Righteous Raoul, Nicky Hopkins, Merl Saunders, David Nelson, Harold Aceves and Mike Wilhelm.

There is a short seamless patch from an alternate 1st gen. soundboard source at the beginning of Blindman and for the stage talk before that song starts. (Fortunately, there were at least 2 different patches to the soundboard for this show and I got a copy of my one cut song soon after the show from the other source).

This is the first time that these shows have been torrented from a master source and as you might expect, it all sounds much better than the previous versions.

Lineage: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > Dolby B encoded TDK MA90 metal tapes.

Patch source: Same as above with an extra generation of TC-D5M > Dolbe B encoded TDK MA90 tape. (The Dolby was left off for the original transfer from the master to the 1st gen. cassette.)

2011 Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon [Dolby B decoded] > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III soundcard > Pro Tools ("nip and tuck" edits, normalization and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

(Note: This will easily fit onto 3 discs if the 2 shows are divided up differently.)

And finally - special thanks to John Cipollina (RIP) who helped to make this master recording possible!

Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Robert Hunter
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Guests
Sam AndrewIt should be noted that Sam Andrew plays alto sax and not guitar
Mickey Hart
Nicky Hopkins
Country Joe McDonald
Merl Saunders
David Nelson
Harold Aceves
Mike Wilhelm
Joshua Raoul Brody [aka Righteous Raoul]



Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, 18 December, 1982

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Move5:52
2.One Way Out3:59
3.I Got Love4:06
4.Only To Believe4:45
5.Babble On5:03
6.I Can't Dance6:08
7.Promontory Rider5:55
8.Way Down6:02
9.Blind Man4:55
10.Franklin's Tower6:40
11.unknown21:02
Total74:29


Source: sbd

Lineage: low-gen cassette > CD > flac

Taped by: unknown

Transfered by: Mike Shannon

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunterguitar, harmonica
Peter Albinbass
Merle Saunderskeyboards
Spencer Drydendrums
Sam Andrewsax
Mickey Hartcowbell
Riteous Raulcasiotone



Uncle Charlie's, Corte Madera, 21 December, 1982

Tracks
1.Messin with the Kid 6:07
2.San Francisco (?faded out)3:39
3.Do The Dance7:25
4.You Can't Judge a Book 5:32
5.(bobby intro) 1:08
6.(tuning & banter) 1:23
7.Wang Dang Doodle 8:17
8.Poison Ivy 4:12
9.Big River 6:09
10.Minglewood Blues 7:28
11.Promised Land 5:23
12.Frisco Bay Blues 4:31
13.Mule Skinner Blues 7:45
14.Battle of New Orleans 4:56
15.Mona 6:05
Total77:60


Low gen SBD

low gen SBD > maxell xl2s > sony hx pro/audio
source eq one > philips cdr775 > EAC > FLAC8

Got this one with a box of Cipollina sbd's back in the late 80's from head now deceased. I am hoping to go through them and weed out some lesser traded shows. This one seems to be relatively obscure.... I think! It features a host of local talent for Marin county at the time, and maybe contains a few more players than listed.... who's on sax? The capture is pretty clean, with a minor glitch on track one. They probably played longer, as the weird dissolving jam on Mona testifies. My tape listed this as the 2nd, but research proved otherwise.

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry Meltonguitar/vox
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Bob Weirguitar/vox
Norton Buffaloharmonica
Ramblin Jack Elliottguitar/vox
others?





Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, 31 December, 1982

Tracks
1.Bill Graham Intro >
Who Makes The Moves?
6:31
2.One Way Out 3:44
3.Got Love 4:10
4.Promontory Rider 6:27
5.I Can't Dance 4:17
6.Save The Whales 7:35
7.Streetwise 3:26
8.Level With Me 8:13
9.St. Louis Blues 4:30
10.How Blue Can You Get?10:11
11.San Francisco Shuffle4:45
12.The Dinosaur Song 3:53
Total:67:46


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


AUD MC (Sony UCX-S 90 Metal, unknown deck/mics.) > WAV > CDR > EAC > FLAC by Tom Shyman

Opening for the Grateful Dead.

"'Level With Me' cuts in with only the first few seconds missing (tape flip)

This AUD master tape is owned by me, but I didn't record the show. Before me, it [was] owned by Jeff S. Recently, Jeff said this wasn't one of his own recordings, but he picked it up at a flea market just a few weeks after the show! He transferred the tape to his own CDR for his private collection, then gave it to me as a gift! One has to believe there is a SBD of this show as well, although it never has appeared.

I did no EQ'ing or editing on this. This is a 'pure' recording of what the twenty one year old tape sounds like. As you will hear, it is still in amazing shape! As always, this is for trade only and NOT FOR SALE!

This FLAC was premiered on CipQuick, an online group specializing in John Cipollina recordings, with a zest of using the best known sources. You are welcome to check us [out] at... http://groups.msn.com/CipQuick

Endless thanks to Jeff S. for the source tape! This is for you!"

- Tom Shyman

Personnel
John Cipollinalead guitar
Barry "The Fish" Meltonvocals, guitar
Peter Albinbass, backing vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Huntervocals, guitar
With special guests:
Country Joe McDonaldlead vocals, guitar6
Kathi McDonaldvocals10 - 12
Steve Douglasssax11 - 12
Nicky Hopkinspiano2 - 6, 8 - 12


Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA, 31 December, 1982

As posted via DimeADozen, October 2010

Tracks
1.Bill Graham Intro. > Who Makes The Moves?
2.One Way Out *
3.Got Love *
4.Promontory Rider *
5.I Can't Dance *
6.Save The Whales *+
7.Streetwise
8.Level With Me *
9.St. Louis Blues *
10.How Blue Can You Get? *^
11.San Francisco *^=
12.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R. *^=
Total:


MAC 2 Beyer M160-Sony TCD5M> WAV > CDR

Personnel
Robert Hunter vocals/guitar
Barry Melton vocals/guitar
John Cipollinalead guitar
Peter Albin bass/backing vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
with special guests..
* Nicky Hopkins Piano
+ Joe McDonald Lead vocals/guitar
^ Kathi McDonaldVocals
= Steve DouglassSax



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, February 18th, 1983, Late Show

Tracks
1.Beautiful City --> 4:08
2.Saint Louis Blues --> 3:04
3.San Francisco 3:30
4.Talk 0:47
5.Streetwise 4:34
6.Butcher's Boy 7:01
7.Franklin's Tower 6:07
8.Space Whistle * 1:23
9.Seventh Seal 6:46
10.Tuning 1:43
11.Lawdy Miss Clawdy ** 3:34
12.Talk 0:27
13.West L.A. Fadeaway --> 4:29
14.Closer 12:42
(Encores)
15.Hokey Pokey 9:04
16.Jesse James 8:26
Total:77:45


Some audience chatter, but what a fantastic show! Classic Dinosaurs! We definitely had a good time ;-) Enjoy!

Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Sony Mics
Taper: Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: CASS/1 > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Guests:
Jesse Dryden *
Matthew KellyHarp**



Recreation Center, Corte Madera, CA, February 22nd, 1983

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves 6:43
2.Rock Around The Clock --> 2:07
3.Colorado Town 5:27
4.Streetwise 3:59
5.The Dance 10:58
6.Willie And The Hand Jive 3:29
7.Beautiful City 4:53
8.Barry talk 0:48
9.Hunter talk 1:07
10.San Francisco 3:44
11.One Way Out --> 2:39
12.S.O.S. 5:50
Second Set
13.Tuning, Hunter poetry 1:48
14.Thirty Days 3:49
15.St. Louis Blues 5:00
16.Tuning 0:58
17.Route 66 3:52
18.Unknown 7:14
Disc 1 Total:74:26
Disc 2
19.Tuning 1:24
20.Unknown 6:24
21./Rock & Roll Music 3:29
22.Barry talk, Intros 1:53
23.You Can't Judge A Book 5:38
24.Intro, Talk, Tuning 2:19
25.Crooked Judge 4:51
26.Tuning 1:17
27.Minglewood Blues 4:58
28.Tuning 1:20
29.Dancin' Fool 4:16
30.Highway 61 Revisited 4:56
31.Intros, Tuning 2:00
32.How Blue Can You Get 9:05
Encore
33.Tuning, Talk 2:48
34.Promontory Rider --> 5:49
35.Jesse James 12:24
Disc 2 Total:74:55


Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Sony Mics
Taper: Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: CASS/1 > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Guests:
Matthew KellyHarp
Norton BuffaloHarp, Vocals
Mike WilhelmGuitar, Vocals
David CohenSaxophone
David NelsonGuitar, Vocals
Kathy McDonaldVocals




Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA, March 24, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes the Moves9:25
2.One Way Out4:59
3.Butcher's Boy7:35
4.Amagamalin Street5:42
5.San Francisco3:57
6.Blind Man3:30
7.tuning and talking2:20
8.Streetwise4:56
9.Mojo Navigator7:35
10.Jesse James8:11
11.Route 663:22
12.? B Melton song9:11
13.? R Hunter song7:06
Total:77:55
Disc 2
1.Colorado Town9:07
2.? J Cippo song 6:05
3.Passing Thru ?4:23
4.Don't Drop That H-bomb4:36
5.Franklin's Tower7:07
6.Donovan's Reef -->5:54
7.Codeine6:21
8.Promontory Rider5:39
Total:49:15


audience master recorded by ? with ?. i received the 1st gen TDK SA 90 cassettes from BULLE75 who received his copy from the master taper who he used to meet at shows he attend while living in L.A. in the 80s

i am quite familiar with the 3 missing songtitles but somehow they just escape me now

from asking around it seems this is not making its round in digital format yet... so thanks to BULLE75 for sending me his 1st gen cassettes

transferred and upload to dime by hanwaker 2008-07

transfer by hanwaker in july 2008
1st gen cass played back on nakamichi cr7e azimuth aligned --> edirol 04 (16-44)
edi --> HD ..smoothed in nero.. tracked in cdwave--wav--> flac (8)

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinalead guitar
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, backing vocals
Spencer Dryden drums



Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA, 9 April, 1983

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves 6:36
2.Amagamalin Street 4:27
3.//Boys In The Barroom 1:07
4.talk 1:51
5.I Can't Dance 3:45
6.One Way Out 3:11
7.talk 1:17
8.San Francisco 5:22
9.Slack String Quartet > 5:53
10.The Dance 9:22
11.//Blindman 5:04
12.Mojo Navigator 6:50
Total:54:50
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Streetwise 4:50
2.Love Machine 7:16
3.St Louis Blues > 4:48
4.Love 3:42
5.Passing Through 4:27
6.Shake, Rattle & Roll > Blue Suede Shoes > 6:45
7.SOS 6:50
8.Franklin's Tower 5:27
9.Closer 21:42
10.Promontory Rider 6:14
Total:72:05


SBD > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC
FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Notes:
-d1t01: tape damage for the first 13 seconds.
-d2t10: a few minor skips in the first minute and at 4:02, 5:54
-d1t01 through d1t04 have lower sound quality than the rest of the show, possibly due to sound checking at the beginning of the show.


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Dryden drums
Guests:
Greg Elmoredrums
Charlie Musselwhiteharmonica
Pete Searsbass
Michael Wilhelmguitar
Sebastiancongas
Richard Olsensaxophone



SFSU Barbery Coast Room, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1983, "2pm show"

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves
2.Amagammalin Street
3.
4.One Thing To Try
5.Rock & Roll Music *
6.*
7.Slack String Quartet
8.Butcher Boy "cut"
9.Butcher Boy
10.Blindman
11.Mona **
12.Street Wise
13.SOS
14.Promontory Rider
Total:


Note: 08.>09.= That damn tape flip...Bad Greeney!!!???

Sony D 6Master Tape > WAV, Stereo, 44.100kHz, 16bit > flac
Using Creative Sound Card Audio Recorder
Taped and upped by Greeney55

Here's an uncirculated "Dinosaurs" show and you thought there weren't anymore? This was a real spur of the moment show and not many knew about it and there were only about 200 folks there. It was a show at 2pm in the afternoon so enjoy this new one??? This is a great show here. The same day I went to see "WAR" at The Old Waldrof at 8pm and taped that one to.

I was a big Dinosaurs fan and went to all their bay area shows. Have some shows that I taped that are up on the archive but mine are a bit better than some of those so I may be putting some of those up as well if you all show interest? I taped their 1st + last shows with Hunter and the Rodney Albin benefit among them. Let me know if you want some?

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals, Cigarette
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Richard RalstonHorn ("The Charlatans")*
Chuck BernstienDrums ("It's A Beautiful Day")**
Wavy GravyMC



Porter Hall, U.C.S.C., Santa Cruz, CA, 20 May, 1983

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
01.Who Makes The Moves 7:44
02.One Way Out 3:12
03.Talk, Tuning 1:24
04.Got Love 5:23
05.Amagamalin Street 4:47
06.Butcher's Boy 8:10
07.Talk, Tuning 2:24
08.One Thing To Try 5:15
09.Talk, Tuning 2:45
10.I Can't Dance 4:20
11.Blind Man 3:44
12.Slack String Quartet 7:45
13.We Are Like The Ocean 4:43
14.Talk 2:44
15.Motel Party Baby 7:40
Total:71:59
Second Set
Disc 2
16.My Darlin' Baby 2:55
17.Franklin's Tower 8:14
18.H-Bomb 4:56
19.Saint Louis Blues 4:48
20.Talkin' Money Tree 5:38
21.Jesse James 8:42
22.Jack O' Diamonds 6:12
23.Mona 7:54
24.Seventh Seal --> 1:30
25.Love Machine 13:00
Total:63:48


Source: Soundboard > ?? > MC > D5 > 1st Gen Cass, SBD
Taper: Unknown
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: 1st Gen Cass, SBD > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums



Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, June 17, 1983

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves 8:45
2.Slackstring Quartet 7:39
3.Do The Dance 7:20
4.Blindman 5:19
5.angered the soundman2:03
6.Jack Of Diamonds 7:57
7.Chemical Body 7:02
8.Talkin' Money Tree 9:24
Total:54:32
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Amagamalin Street 4:41
2.Can't Be True 5:59
3.Franklin's Tower 7:28
4.Snow White Dove 8:34
5.Mona 9:15
6.Motel Row 7:01
7.Promontory Rider 8:18
8.f**k n pacemakers 2:27
9.Need A Helping Hand6:30
10.MC announces goodnight 0:17
Total:60:36


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel?
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden



Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, June 18, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves ~>9:00
2.Slackstring Quartet 7:26
3.Snow White Dove 9:26
4.Blindman 4:40
5.I Can't Dance 7:22
6.If You're In A Hurry8:17
7.Tiger Rose 3:46
8.Motel Row 7:17
Total:57:19
Disc 2
1.Don't Drop That H-Bomb5:19
2.Tell Ol' Bill 4:56
3.Just A Vagabond 7:38
4.Mona 11:43
5.Franklin's Tower 7:19
6.30 Days 3:45
7.I've Grown Closer 17:58
8.Promontory Rider 7:54
Total:66:38


MSC > nero > flac

a Wolf in Paradise Project

other opening band was the New Riders of the Purple Sage

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel?
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden


Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, June 18, 1983 (Incomplete)

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Make's The Moves > Slack String Quartet
2.Butcher Boy
3.Blindman
4.I Can't Dance
5.One Thing To Try
6.Tiger Rose
7.Motel Party Baby
8.H-Bomb
9.Tell Ol' Bill
Total:
Disc 2
10.Just A Vagabond
11.Mona
12.Franklin's Tower "Cut"
Total:


Not included..Sorry:
13.Thirty Days
14.Closer
15.Promontory Rider

Find conclusion on Internet Archive.

Sony D6 Master Tape > WAV, Stereo, 44.100kHz, 16bit > flac
Using Creative Sound Card Audio Recorder

Taped and upped by Greeney55
"Not Circulated"

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals, cigarette
Spencer Drydendrums
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals



Salt Air Pavillion, Salt Lake City, UT, September 17th, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.// Who Makes The Moves 2:34
2.Slack String Quartet 5:57
3.San Francisco 4:20
4.Blindman 5:29
5.Jack O' Diamonds 7:30
6.Mona 7:50
7.Mojo Navigator 7:51
8.Streetwise 3:26
Total:45:00
Disc 2
1.Wild About My Baby 8:13
2.Independence Day 10:27
3.Hokey Pokey 10:14
4.Motel Party Baby 7:07
5.Amagamalin Street // 4:45
Total:40:48


Source: SBD
Lineage: cass > ? > cdr > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC
FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Notes:
- I removed 2 second gaps between each track and retracked so tuning and banter were at the end of each track.
- There are a few minor skips (d1t05 0:57; d2t03 6:05).

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel?
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguiatr
Peter Albinbass
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Spencer Dryden drums
David LaFlammeelectric violin



Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, October 14th, 1983

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1./Who Makes The Moves --> 9:07
2.Unknown 4:07
3.Closer 13:08
4.Blind Man 3:21
5.Jack O' Diamonds --> 7:23
6.I Can't Dance 4:52
7.Talk 1:15
8.Mona 8:23
Second Set
9.Talk 1:12
10.Reelin' And A Pitchin' 5:46
11.The Dance 8:13
12.Independence Day 6:55
Disc 2
13.Mojo Navigator 6:17
14.Amagamalin Street 4:55
15.Talk, Tuning 1:37
16.Motel Party Baby 7:50
Encores
17.Promentory Rider --> 5:16
18.Jesse James 7:47
Total:


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics
Location: Balcony
Taper: Roger Miller
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Robert Hunter Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums



Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 1983

Tracks
Set 1
1.Radiation 6:24
2.What Can It Be 3:44
3.Blindman 4:39
4.Closer 10:46
5.Jack O' Diamonds 7:10
6.I Can't Dance 5:40
7.talk 1:08
8.Mona 7:53
Set 2
9.Who Makes The Moves 6:51
10.Reelin And A-Pitchin 4:57
11.everybody go insane 0:57
12.Butcher's Boy 7:03
13.Independence Day 8:28
14.unknown song// 1:41
Total:77:29


SBD > ? > cassette > cdr > cdrparanoia > WAV > repairs > FLAC
FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

t01: volume fluctuations
t03: 2:55 click

Possibly w/ Skip Spence (on t14)

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, 5 November, 1983



Tracks
Early Show
Disc 1
1./Who Makes The Moves 9:37
2.Reelin' And A Pitchin' 5:23
3.Love Machine 7:23
4.Barry talk 1:23
5.Blind Man 4:14
6.Jack O' Diamonds 8:49
7.Intro, John talk 1:55
8.Tuning 0:54
9.Motel Party Baby 7:56
10.Colorado Town 6:46
11.Intro, Tuning 0:58
12.Crooked Judge * 5:57
13.Worried Man * 6:04
14.San Francisco 5:33
Disc 1 Total
Disc 2
Encore
15.Jesse James 11:18
Late Show
16.Slack String Quartet --> 6:07
17.The Dance 10:32
18.Amagamalin Street 6:46
19.Joke, Tuning 1:03
20.H-Bomb 5:05
21.John talk 1:19
22.Mona 9:48
23.Dance talk 1:16
24.I Can't Dance 3:19
25.Streetwise 4:47
26.Closer 13:54
Disc 2 Total
Disc 3
Encore
27.Dinos crew credit 0:37
28.Independence Day 9:29
Disc 3 Total


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics
Taper: Roger Miller
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Robert Hunter Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Guest
* with David Nelson



Chico's, Cabo, CA, December 2, 1983



Tracks
Set One
Disc One
1.Who Makes The Moves?
(early beginning missing, fades in)
7:59(R. Hunter, B. Melton)
2.Slack String Quartet7:06
3.Blindman 7:08
4.Love 4:50
5.Jack O'Diamonds 7:24
6.Colorado Town 8:33
7.Who Do You Love (Tease) >
Mona //
4:10
(E. McDaniel)
Disc 1 Total47:13
Disc Two
1.A Bomb On Me (fragments)
Beginning of Set Two
Jesse James (1 ch missing for a few seconds)9:57
2.// Pastures of Plenty4:36
3.Reelin' and Rockin' 4:40
4.The Dance >
Jam
(fades out and the tape gets a little funny at the end)
8:09
Disc 2 Total27:24


Awesome and really rare soundboard


1st generation tape > eq > cd > plextor tool pro e. > wav > flac


Well, since i decided to upload a Dinosaurs' show, when i had a look in my tapes' vault and saw around 200 different shows, the problem was what to choose... I picked up this cause in my mind is it one of the best 1983 performances, and even if the show is not complete cause some music is missing like is it explained in the text file, i think this concert shows perfectely how those guys can really rock ! Beside that, there are a couple of songs only few times played by Dinosaurs, and the Cipollina guitar that day was simply stunning... we are plenty of time for all the other shows still laying in my vault...

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Robert Hunter



Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, 28 January, 1984

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Reelin and A-Pitchin 5:27
2.Love 4:09
3.tuning and banter 1:04
4.Blindman 3:38
5.Jack O'Diamonds7:16
6.banter and band intro 2:30
7.Motel Party Baby 6:43
8.S.F. Shuffle 3:51
9.tuning 0:49
10.Fire on the Mountain 10:12
Disc 2
1.Butcher's Boy 7:57
2.tuning and banter 1:37
3.Jesse James 7:50
4.New Speedway Boogie4:35
5.Worried Man Blues2:59
6.Who Makes the Moves 10:41
7.Slack String Quartet 7:04
8.The Dance //2:55


Source: SBD

Lineage: Cass (unknown gens) > wav > flac > wav > remaster by SIRMick > flac

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Country Joe McDonaldguitar, vocals

Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, 28 January, 1984

Mike K soundboard recording

Tracks
1.Reelin and A-Pitchin 5:32
2.I Got Love 5:05
3.Blind Man 3:41
4.Jack O'Diamonds 7:06
5.a little banter... 2:32
6.Motel Party Baby 6:41
7.San Francisco Shuffle 4:41
8.Fire on the Mountain 10:17
9.Butcher's Boy 9:06
10.Jesse James 7:42
11.New Speedway Boogie4:38
12.Worried Man Blues2:59
13.Who Makes the Moves 10:39
14.Slack String Quartet 7:00
15.The Dance 9:00
16.Amagamalin Street 4:48
17.Please Don't Drop That H-bomb On Me7:33
18.Mona 9:58
29.Streetwise 4:48
20.Mojo Navigator 5:55
21.Independence Day 8:12
22.Come Closer 18:29
23.Promontory Rider 7:20
24.I Can't Dance 5:02
Total168:55


Source: SBD->Sony TC-D5M, Sony UCX-S90 Master Tape, Dolby B (Mono mix)

Lineage: Master Tape/Sony TC-D5M->Tascam DR-1 44.1KHz/16b->Audacity 1.3 -> CD Wave -> FLAC 7

Taped by: Mike K
Transferred by: Mike K

Country Joe opened the show with a solo acoustic set. Richard, if I recall, was 13 or so...

The first 24.2 seconds of The Dance is from the version at http://www.archive.org/details/dino1984-01-28.flac16

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Guests:
Richard Nelsonguitar on Mona
Country Joe McDonaldguitar, vocals



Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, February 4, 1984

As seeded via DimeADozen by wh1pnk in April 2006


Tracks
First Set
Disc One
1.Reelin And A-Pitchin5:44
2.Love4:11
3.Blindman3:08
4.Jack O'Diamonds7:41
5.San Francisco Shuffle7:14
6.Motel Party Baby6:09
7.Fire On The Mountain14:21
8.Butcher's Boy7:28
9.Street Wise4:02
Disc 1 Total60:01
2nd Set
Disc Two
1.New Speedway Boogie4:03
2.Pastures of Plenty3:50(Woody Guthrie)
3.Who Makes The Moves18:46
4.Slack String Quartet7:53
5.The Dance7:38
6.Mona9:41
7.Amagamalin Street5:30
M.U.S.I.C. - Keystone, Berkeley, 2-11-84:
8.Mona14:16
Disc 2 Total71:40
Total131:42


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAKCR3A > hard Drive > (Slight Bass Boost w/Sound Forge) > Flac6

A JAM Production!

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar/Fangs/Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar/Vocals
Peter AlbinBass/Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Robert HunterGuitar/Vocals



Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, February 18, 1984



Tracks
Set One
Disc One
1."turn the sound on!"1:46
2.Reelin And A-Pitchin6:12
3.Love > 4:34
4.Blindman 5:32
5.Motel Party Baby 6:08
6.Jack O'Diamonds 8:47
7.talk 2:24
8.I Can't Dance 5:00
9.// Amagamalin Street5:12
10.talk 2:03
11.Please Don't Drop That H-Bomb On Me5:39
Total53:23
Set Two
Disc Two
1.Gypsy Parlor Light * >
New Speedway Boogie
6:03
2.Pastures of Plenty3:12
3.Who Makes The Moves11:23
4.Slack String Quartet9:09
5.// The Dance13:30
6.Mona 13:39(E. McDaniel)
Encore
7.Fire on the Mountain8:39
8.Closer 9:51
Total75:30

* First time Gypsy Parlor Light was performed, although only the first few verses

SBD > cass > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC

FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Notes:
-A few tracks might have been normalized, so I de-amplified them to make them the same volume as the rest of the tracks.
-sound levels fluctuate a bunch during Reelin And A-Pitchin as the soundmen fix things. The mix is much better by Love, perfect by set 2.


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, 2 March, 1984



Tracks
Early Show
1.Reelin And A Pitchin' 5:59
2.Got Love 4:49
3.Blind Man 4:16
4.Intro, Talk 1:49
5.I Can See Clearly Now * 5:07
6.Jack O' Diamonds 9:50
7.Intro, Talk 1:53
8.Motel Party Baby 6:27
9.Ships On The Mountain 4:38
10.Fire On The Mountain 10:07
11.Closer 14:41
Encore
12.Promontory Rider 5:47
Total

Source: Soundboard > ?? > MC > D5 > 1st Gen Cass, SBD
Taper: Unknown
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: 1st Gen Cass, SBD > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Guest
* Jennifer AlbinVocals



Starry Night Club, Portland, OR, 28 April, 1984



Tracks
Disc One
1Who Makes The Moves11:12
2Medley: Slack String Quartet / Last Flash of Rock & Roll8:40
3The Dance10:27
4Blind Man3:38
5Streetwise6:04
6Motel Party Baby7:00
7stage banter1:14
Total48:16
-- set break --
Disc Two
1stage banter0:40
2Talkin' Money Tree2:59
3I Can't Dance4:06
4Amagamalin Street6:58
5Get It All Together *7:48
6Way Down Underground *11:24
7Fire On The Mountain9:07
Total43:03
Disc Three
1stage banter1:28
2Please Don't Drop That H-Bomb On Me3:05
3Mona14:04
4Reelin' And A-Pitchin'8:34
5Butcher's Boy8:55
6Promontory Rider5:07
7Ain't It Good To Be Alive5:52
8Closer18:22
-- encore --
9Sloop John B4:27
10San Francisco Shuffle5:01
FILLER -- Encore from Country Joe McDonald's opening set:
11Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag3:14
Total78:00
Show Total169:20


Source: Sony ECM-939LT stereo mic > Toshiba KT-R2 walkman. Taped onto Maxell XL-II tapes. Mic set up in front center of balcony.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon (no Dolby for playback) > HHB-830 burner > EAC > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > CD-Wave > FLAC Frontend (Feb 2006). Soundforge used to repair pops, clicks, and blurry tape pauses; plus to make fades and edits. Taped by Andrew F. Transfer by Anne Cohen.

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Country Joe McDonald*



Dinosaurs

CD front

Tracks
Lay Back Baby3:25(M. Saunders, J. McPherson)
Strange Way3:58(B. Melton, P. Zimmels)
Do I Move You?7:48(N. Simone)
Butcher's Boy5:48(Trad arr. B. Melton)
Good Old Rock'N'Roll2:15(B. Melton)
Fossil Fuel2:52(Trad arr. by Dinosaurs)CD only
Resurrection Rag5:38(M. Saunders, R. Hunter)
Motel Party Baby3:58(J. Cipollina, G. Phillips)CD only
Who Makes The Moves?4:50(R. Hunter, B. Melton)
Mona (I Need You Baby)11:11(E. McDaniel)
Total running time52:30


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Robert Hunter
special guest and original Dinosaur
vocals on Who Makes The Moves?


Produced by John Cipollina, Merl Saunders, and Dinosaurs

This project was recorded at Tres Virgos Studios, San Rafael, Studio D, Sausalito, and remote recording by the Plant Studios at the Cabaret, Cotati, California.
Engineered by Tom Flye, Bob Hodas, and Bob Skye.
Remix by Tom Flye at Prairie Sun Recorders, Cotati, California.
Mastered by George Horn.
Direct metal mastered from digital tapes
Post-production by John Hadden

Project coordinator: Steve Keyser

Many thanks to: Avrom Ash, Kevyn Clark, Sindi Cooper, Thad Cordes, Greg Elmore, Charlie Kaiser, Kenn Roberts, Hal and Sandy Royaltey, Mike Somavilla, Dan Watham, Wally Watham, Debbie Wilensky, and especially Rick Hubbard.

Dinosaur Diner Notes

Impossible to insulate. Insidious to assimilate. Sinking a great red battleaxe into a long cold dusk.

Born in the jungle at the dawn of time like Gertrude Stein singing: a rose is a rose through a hot black swamp and nothing to do but climb.

Concluding at the beginning in brash Cipollina sweeps where soft is loud and loud a celebration of pain in grave gray garterbelts of insidious precision: a strumpet midnight song.

Meltonian metabolics of sweat-soaked ecstatics stab blindly at shadows where drips of chloroform anaesthetise the generation he grew brave on.

Merl, breathing a foam flecked sigh, carries a sackful of splintered guitars to the edge of the battleground with a taste of blood in his eyes. There are diminished chords but none is really lost.

Peter flattened a sack of sheltered potatoes and twisted their sickly skins into strings. In the hot lights they snap sometimes in rhyme. We wait for it with relish knowing that it is OUR mother not another's, who runs screaming through these jungles of our better times.

Into the breech, dressed in a sackcloth sail, spins Spencer Victorious, with eyes of broken bottletops slapped between two slices of rye and commanded to be a sandwich. Lend him your teeth.

Stick this record in your ear and wallow, you humping cowards; unpeel a ten spot from your greasy roll and slap it on the counter while the fit is on you. It will atone for many crimes. We love you.

Robert Hunter

[Notes from CD booklet]

DINOSAURS, music's most authentic tribute to the legendary San Francisco blues-rock era of the sixties, first performed in August of 1982. From the beginning their spontaneous, unrehearsed, "music for the fun of it" style has maintained a tradition virtually extinct on today's musical landscape.
After a two year stint with the band, Grateful Dead lyricist and singer Robert Hunter returned to his solo career. The Dead connection in DINOSAURS continued when lifetime friend and musical partner of Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, became a regular in the summer of 1984.
One hundred gigs later, a recording is at long last born. A bold attempt at capturing at least a flavour of the band's live magic. A chance for the world to hear a bit of music most thought had gone the way of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

"Hell no," replied Barry Melton when a voice from the audience asked if his group knew some current tune. "We're just a bunch of old dinosaurs."

This happened back in 1982 during a gig at Russian river to the north of San Francisco. Melton's vibrant guitar lines were once the essence of Country Joe and the Fish, but here they were leading a trio of himself, Peter Albin and Spencer Dryden, one of the many collectives working around the Bay Area. The 'Spirit of '67': of a freer music, uncompilated by commercial pressure, is retained in these often temporary arrangements where musicians are free to cross from one to the next with enjoyment the abiding benchmark.

One such aggregation had Melton and Albin performing as a duo. They'd already worked togther in a version of the Fish which punctuated Peter's time in Big Brother and the Holding Company, who'd split when Janis Joplin left and reformed when they'd found a new confidence. The Russian River gig required a drummer and initially Barry had approached Greg Dewey, another ex-Fish and one-time member of Mad River. He sadly took ill, but a replacement was found in Spencer Dryden, once of Jefferson Airplane and latterly drummer, then manager of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Dryden and Melton knew each other from San Francisco's rich past, but were more recently involved with the Freedom Foundation, an organisation for prisoners' right.

The trio's gig was a success; there was clearly both an empathy and a demand for their evocative style. By coincidence, the group was representing part of the West Coast's golden age, each having played in a seminal unit. Perhaps there was room for expansion.

Guitarist John Cipollina was an obvious addition. The soul of Quicksilver Messenegr Service, his nomadic path through Copperhead, Terry and the Pirates and Raven had established him as a musical Paladin, drifting from band to band, firing them up with his distinctive sound. The last to arrive was Robert Hunter, lyricist to the Grateful Dead and a songwriter and performer of some stature. Hunter only stayed a couple of years, but the Dead connection remained in organist Merl Saunders who came in to replace him. During the early 1970s Saunders had recorded with Jerry Garcia and had occasionally fleshed out parts of the parent group's performances, guesting on part of their "Skull and Roses" double.

The Dinosaurs, who's assumed their names from Melton's off-hand quip, are still nt a full-time commitment. Peter Albin is an executive in a Bay Area company and works with the reactivated Big Brother - himself, Sam Andrews, James Gurley, David Getz and newcomer Michelle Bastain. Merl Saunders scored TV productions, notably the new versions of "The Twilight Zone", which has also featured various SF alumni, including John Cipollina who can be found in Zero, Thunder and Lightning (with Nick Gravenites), the Rainbow All Stars (the Dinosaurs without Melton but with Greg Douglass and others) of Fish Stew (with Barry and the bassist from Thunder and Lightning). "I'm currently in and out of six bands," he told Relix magazine in June this year, before running through which group he'd be touring with for the next few nights.

Barry Melton is a practising attorney, while Spencer Dryden's "into all kinds of things."

Yet none of this deflects from the power of the group. Much has been said of their resurrection shuffle and how the ghosts of their various pasts appear in the sound. But while moments of Fish and Quicksilver magic flit in and around the songs, exciting diversions and new possibilities emerge from the various combinations.

Both are clear on this CD. The Dinosaurs' seemed way off this final commitment, fearful of losing something of their original spontanei. Yet for those unable to catch their vibrant performances, this is a fine alternative, from the live workouts of 'Mona...' and 'Do I Move You', both extended to flex Dinosaur muscle and in particular the stinging guitarists, to the haunting 'Who Makes The Moves'. Featuring special guest Robert Hunter, it closes an evocative collection, summation of individuals and an era. As much as the Kelly and Kelly/Tuten posters designed to promote their concerts, the Dinosaurs both recreate the past and suggest what's happened since. That way their music stays alive and something lost has thankfully been regained.

Brian Hogg: August 1988

For information about Dinosaurs, send SASE to: PO Box 9826, San Rafael, California , 94912, USA

Front cover: Dennis Nolan
Graphics: Alton Kelley
Photo: Alan Blaustein
Graphics: Mike Dolgushkin

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Big BeatWIK83 UKLP1988
Relix 2031 LP?1988
Line RecordsLICD 9.0661 0GermanyCD19882 extra tracks



Friends of Extinction

CD front CD booklet back

CD booklet page 2 Group shot from CD booklet page 7

Tracks
Disk 1 (Original Album)
1.Lay Back Baby3:25(Saunders, McPherson)
2.Strange Way3:58(Melton, Zimmels)
3.Do I Move You?7:48(Nina Simone)
4.Butcher's Boy5:45(Traditional Arranged by B. Melton)
5.Good Old Rock'N'Roll2:15(Melton)
6.Fossil Fuel2:52(Cipollina)
7.Resurrection Rag3:25
5:36
Notes
CD
(Saunders, Hunter)
8.Motel Party Baby3:58(Cipollina, Phillips)
9.Who Makes The Moves?4:50(Melton, Hunter)
10.Mona (I Need You Baby)11:26(McDaniels)
Bonus Studio Cuts, Recorded 2/5/85
11.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde4:13(Cipollina)
12.Overnight1:15(Cipollina)
Total running time57:42
Disk 2 (Dinosaurs Are Alive)
1.The Dance 11:26
13:57
Notes
CD
(Howard Aceves)
2.Amagamalin Street 5:11 (Robert Hunter)
3.No More Country Girls 9:19 (Papa John Creach)
4.Love Machine 4:50
7:34
Notes
CD
(Barry "The Fish" Melton)
5.I Can't Get Started With You5:27 (I. Gershwin & V. Duke)
6.Built For Comfort 4:44 (Dixon)
7.Blind Man 3:47 (Traditional Arranged By Peter Albin)
8.Codine 6:10 (Buffy Sainte Marie)
9.Closer 13:55(Barry "The Fish" Melton)
Total running time70:07

Personnel - Disc One
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Robert Hunter
special guest and original Dinosaur
vocals on Who Makes The Moves?


Album produced by John Cipollina and Merl Saunders
Remastered By Mick Skidmore


Personnel - Disc Two
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals2, 3, 5 - 7
Papa John Creachfiddle, vocals3, 5
with
Stu Blankorgan1
Greg Elmoredrums4
Doug Killmerbass1, 4
Kathi McDonaldvocals7
Robbie Hoddinottguitar9


Recording Locations
Track 1Chi Chi Club, San Francisco10/17/87
Track 2Keystone, Palo Alto, CA 10/25/85
Track 3The Backstage, Seattle, WA 08/12/89
Track 4Chi Chi Club, San Francisco12/05/87
Track 5The Backstage, Seattle, WA 08/12/89
Track 6Starry Night, Portland, OR 10/22/88
Track 7Parker's, Seattle, WA 11/01/87
Track 8Chi Chi Club, San Francisco04/08/89
Track 9Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA06/22/85


Live Disc Produced and Mastered by Mick Skidmore
Executive Producer, Tape Archivist and Project Coordinator: Steve Keyser
Track Selections: Steve Keyser, Mick Skidmore and Barry "The Fish" Melton


Although the band Dinosaurs acquired its name from an off-the-cuff remark by Barry "The Fish" Melton at an early gig when he responded to an audience request as to whether they knew a specific song by saying "No, we're just a bunch of old Dinosaurs," it was to become a special band for Melton and fellow members. It was also special to a devoted cult following of fans and actually deserves more than a cursory mention when reviewing the history of Bay Area music. In fact, the band would in many ways redefine what was so special about music from the Bay Area - spontaneity, honesty and a no-nonsense approach. In essence it was a fun band. Remember, the band flourished mostly during the stoic synthesizer drenched 80's, which was hardly one of music's better decades. True, they left behind only one solitary album but they were a band of the moment and very much an experience to be enjoyed live as anyone that saw them will certainly testify.

By the time the band played the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Melton recalls, "People started actually looking at us as some kind of civic representation." Further explaining, "It really was the best band I was in and that's no bullshit. We had a philosophy that if we weren't doing it for fun we shouldn't be doing it. It wasn't a serious project. When it got to resembling work, we stopped doing it, and that wasn't until much later, after Papa John died. Then it was a feeling of we're doing this for a living or to make money. It was like we were forcing it and it is not that we didn't take some terrific guys out on the road with us. We took Jerry Miller and David LaFlamme, and I always loved playing with both of them."

It's no wonder that Melton recalls the band as the best he was in, it contained members from the cream of 60s Bay Area bands; Spencer Dryden from Jefferson Airplane and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Compnay, John Cipollina from Quicksilver Messenger Service. Initially Robert Hunter was the Grateful Dead connection and after about two years he was replaced by Merl Saunders. When Cipollina passed away in 1989 Papa John Creach, who is also now deceased joined the ranks, and as Melton mentioned both Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) and David LaFlamme (It's a Beautiful Day) played with them for a short period of time.

Like many of the good things in life, the band formed pretty much by accident in July 1982. Dinosaurs played around 130 shows until they called it quits in June of 1996. Melton and Albin had known each other for many years and still play together on a regular basis. In fact, all the members had many years of high profile experience, but more than that they didn't bring an attitude with them. Melton recalls the early days, "I was on the board of directors of this organization called The Freedom Foundation which met inside the San Quentin State Prison. The chairman of the organization was this guy called Dennis Jones who was doing life for three counts of conspiracy to commit murder - he is out now. Well, he was promoting concerts at the time, and Spencer was also on the board of directors along with Norton Buffalo. Peter and I had a trio and we booked ourselves a gig on the Russian River, this was 1982 and our drummer fell out, so I asked Spencer if he still played as he'd been half managing the New Riders. He said sure." It was at this show that the "Dinosaur" quip came and afterwards they decided that what they had was probably part of some bigger idea or concept. "When we got back we called Cipollina to see what he was doing." John, of course was in a half dozen bands at the time and as Melton jokingly remembers "The offer to be in another band was more than attractive to him, so he joined up." By the time they played their second gig things were beginning to take shape. "We booked ourselves as a quartet and we called ourselves Dinosaurs, just Dinosaurs. There never was a "the" in front of the name." Manager Steve Keyser elaborates "Barry pointed out that there were a lot of Dinosaurs and it would be very presumptuous to say that they were "The Dinosaurs." There were many other Dinosaurs, and one of the nice things about about their live shows was they would do whatever they could to get other "Dinosaurs" to sit in, which happened a lot." In fact, it happened right from the first show! Melton takes up the story again. "I wrote up a press release for a gig at the Old Waldorf, Alton Kelly did up a poster. "We did it the old way. We went through the city and distributed the posters and the first night we played tons of people showed up. It sold out. A lot of our musical contemporaries showed up, Bob Hunter among them. Garcia was there but didn't play. Hunter jumps up on stage and starts playing harmonica." Hunter ended up hanging around after the show and one thing led to another and he joined the band. Melton, Cipollina, Dryden, Albin and Hunter were the first official line-up of the band. "It lasted about a year and it was really kind of successful on a local level" says Melton adding "I don't know if we wanted to do anything with it or not. We played LA, Phoenix, Denver, Santa Fe, Portland, and Seattle."

The band did actually make one or two forays to the East Coast but as Albin remembers "We didn't play that much really. There were so many off-shoot bands. Spencer didn't want to play unless it was an "event". he wanted to make it a special kind of thing every time we played. By 1987 Big Brother had gotten together so there was a bit of a conflict sometimes." Dinosaurs played mostly small theaters amd larger clubs but outside of the Bay Area they didn't really have that big a draw which made it difficult. "We had the one album on Relix" recalls Albin. "They didn't promote it and neither did we." Melton, however sees it a little differently, "It was harder for us to play a lot because we decided to do the posters, the light shows and all that other good stuff which was kind of smart." But of course, concurrently there were off-shoot bands, Fish and Chip, The Melton, Cipollina, Saunders Band that tended to play smaller clubs. They also played with a variety of other folks including Novato Frank, and of course Cipollina was in Terry and the Pirates (another much underrated band) and the early configuration of jam favorites Zero, as well as Problem Child, San Francisco All-Stars and Thunder & Lightning.

But despite some minor gripes the reality was Dinosaurs, as Melton explains "was never meant to be a commercial enterprise" and on that level one simply cannot argue with their level of success! Keyser concludes "The whole idea of the band was for it to be music of the moment... to play what you feel at that moment which is why they got into some long extended jams. It didn't have the polish that some other bands had but it had more of a warmth and feeling of what was going on at the time. I regret that they didn't get a bit more exposure and recognition for what they did. They were unique in that they represented that 1965 to 1972 classic San Francisco era as good as or better than any other band in as much as they were an amalgamation of players." Keyser did, however, understand their philosophy "They clearly were not a commercial project, it was just music for the love of it. It was never about the money, it was never about success which is a bit frustrating to me as a manager, but I understood and went along with it."

One might reasonably argue that the band was a true jamband long before the phrase had ever been coined as it was always five or six musicians from various bands jamming. Keyser further states, "They loved the music and up until John died they were playing the same music" says Keyser. Of course, that low-key aspect in the end was somewhat detrimental as Albin reflects, "When we first started as Dinosaurs we definitely had a following with Dead Heads but when they realized we were playing the same songs over and over again they stopped coming. We did the same set all the time. Barry didn't want to do a set list, he refused saying that every audience was different and that he had to feel out the audience and then pick the song, well he picked the same songs all the time! We only rehearsed about twice and with Bob Hunter we really needed to rehearse. Sometimes on stage with Hunter he would start a song that we that we had never heard. He wouldn't even say what key it was in, what the tempo was or the feel was. He would just start a song and just go for it. In a way I liked that kind of concept but for putting out recordings it just didn't work."

Of course, the band suffered a major tragedy when John Cipollina passed away in 1989. John with his tenacious and wild playing was a huge part of their sound. Initially Melton recalled that they felt like packing it in. "When John died I was devastated" he recalls, "John and I were really tight. We had Fish and Chip, Fish Stu, The Melton, Cipollina, Saunders Band, we played with Novato Frank. After John died we didn't play any dates for a while and then Merl said 'I'm really tight with Papa John Creach, why don't we book a date and try it.' I remember we had some rehearsals at Merl's and it changed it, and it didn't change it because Papa John was just as much a madman wailing away on the violin as John was on guitar. It was neat having him in the band... what an incredibly up guy, a really nice man and his wife Gretchen was a really nice person. It was special and it was a replacement that [the] audience immediately accepted, not that there could ever be a replacement for John, but lets face it there was no denying John Creach was a dinosaur!"

And even though the dynamic of the band changed with the arrival [of] Papa John the spirit and vibe was intact and they continued to make some great music until, sadly, Papa John passed on and some of that music is represented on this set.

Many fans and members of the band felt that the lone album they recorded, presented here as disc one never quite captured the true power and intensity of the band. Melton went as far as saying "There's a Dinosaurs bootleg that was better than the album we recorded." Even though most of these comments are true there's still some good material on the disc. Hunter had already left the band but he returned to the fold to contribute to the stunning "Who Makes the Moves?" and "Resurrection Rag." Melton's arrangement of the traditional "Butcher's Boy" is also notable as are the two live tracks, the slow burning soul grooves of Merl Saunders singing Nina Simone's "Do I Move you" and the blistering "Mona" which focusses on the interplay between Cipollina and Melton. In this reissue package the original album is bolstered by two previously unreleased tracks which are outtakes from the original sessions. Both are by the late Cipollina, "Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde," a song that John played in a number of his "many" bands and the quirky "Overnight" which offers a glimpse at John's oddball perhaps twisted sense of humor. The title of the set "Friends of Extinction" is also the original title that Cipollina had wanted to use. Out of respect for the original producers of the album, neither of whom could voice their opinions at the time of this reissue, John obviously because he is sadly no longer with us and Merl because he is unable to speak due to having suffered from a stroke, the original running order of the album is left intact, although Melton did eventually concur that my take of switching "Who Makes the Moves?" and "Lay Back Baby" was probably a better choice. "You're probably more right on that as we used to open the shows with "Who Makes the Moves?""

Dryden remembers that he wanted to do a live album in its entirety but it was a struggle getting just the two tracks on the album. He says, "There were two track board tapes that I felt were more representative of the band than the album. There were just all kinds of good stuff that we could have used." Albin says "the studio recording we did was okay but we were better live." Of course, given the band's lack of commercial aspirations when it came time to to do a record, funds were limited. Almost everyone in retrospect agrees with Dryden's idea that they should have recorded the entire thing live. Melton says "We made a half serious attempt because we figured we didn't really have enough money to make a really good record. Merl and John produced it because the rest of us had other stuff we had to do."

Disc two of this set is here to support the theory that the band was better enjoyed in a live format. It is a previously unreleased collection of concert material that's intended to give a cross-section of music that the band made covering the different line-ups and members. It features contributions from all the key members, as well as a few guests. These tracks were culled from many performances and have been chosen based on performance and sound quality. There were some other great performances that truly reflect the band's stature as a live unit, but due to uneven mixes, tuning and other technical glitches they were unable to be used. Sure, even here there are a few warts but there's also some superb music that captures the essence and spirit of the band. "I'm pretty excited about the release," says Melton adding "it contains some of my best ever guitar playing." In fact the jam-heavy tracks such as "The Dance" and "Closer" really are testaments to that fact. The latter in typical fashion finds Robbie Hoddinott of Kingfish wandering onstage midway through and adding a third guitar to the sonic onslaught of Cipollina and Melton. And yes, there's the majestic Papa John fiddle work on the mellower "I Can't Get Started With You," and Kathi McDonald's ballsy duet with Pete Albin on the Big Brother chestnut "Blind Man".

These two discs serve to remind one that Dinosaurs despite not being a commercial enterprise made some great music that as Keyser said in many ways exemplifies the classic San Francisco sound as good as or better than anyone else. Enjoy!

Mick Skidmore, September 2004


Design by Martin Hughes at Earth Gallery, Oakford, Devon, UK
Photograph's supplied courtesy of the Dinosaurs
www.counterculture.com/thefish
www.johncipollina.com


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Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
AcadiaACAD 8079UK2 CD2004



Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, July 15, 1984 (Soundborad)

Tracks
Disc 1
1.intro 1:47
2.Who Makes The Moves 8:17
3.Slack String Quartet 5:28
4.Love 4:54
5.Blindman 4:32
6.Independence Day 8:36
7.Mojo Navigator 7:03
8.Mona 12:23
9.Amagamalin Street 4:45
Disc 1 Total57:50
Disc 2
1.Treat Her Right 6:33
2.Johnny B Goode 4:47
3.Promontory Rider 5:43
4.encore break 1:28
5.Closer 14:15
Disc 2 Total32:47


SBD > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC

FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Mike Wilhelmguitar on d2



The Rodney K. Albin Memorial Concert
(Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, 28 August, 1984)

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes the Moves 9:24
2.Good Old Rock and Roll 3:43
3.Boogie on Reggae Woman 8:21
4.Good To Be Alive 5:47
5.Blindman 4:14
6.Motel Party Baby 5:53
7.Someone To Love Me 8:29
Disc 1 Total45:54
Disc 2
1.The Dance11:36
2.Promontory Rider5:29
3.Howard Hughes Blues7:27
4.Rock 'N' Roll Music4:43
5.That's How Strong My Love Is8:13
Disc 2 Total37:30


Robert Hunter's last show with Dinosaurs

NB This is the complete Dinosaurs show; a less complete
version is circulating, together with the sets by other bands,
as part of the RKA Memorial show. See the Miscellaneous page
for details.

Complete Soundboard
Master Tape > Equalizer > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC


Both versions of this show, together with many others, are legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Merle Saunderskeyboards, vocals
David LaFlammeviolin
Fritz Kasten
Richard Olsen
Snooky Flowers
Beans Balance
Mike Wilhelm
Mitchell Holtzman
Chuck Bernstein



The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, December 8, 1984

Tracks
1st set:
1.I Can't Dance 4:46
2.The Dance 11:45
3.Built For Comfort 6:12
4.Show Me The Way 5:28
5.(title?) 6:55
6.Standing Down In New York Town 5:48
[tape flip - at least one song missed]
7.(banter) 2:45
8.Love 5:21
9.Sugaree 7:34
Total56:38
2nd set:
1.Boogie On Reggae Woman 6:50
2.After Midnight 7:54
3.(title?) 6:35
4.Good Old Rock And Roll 4:28
[tape flip]
5.Falling For Your Love 7:31
6.Mona * 19:01
7.Ruby 6:47
8.(title?) 11:58
Total71:07


* There are two inexplicable gaps in track 6, one about 17 seconds and one about 3 seconds. I did fade in/outs to make these gaps less abrupt.

soundboard > cassette master (recording deck probably a Sony TCK777) (TDK MA90 metal bias cassette with Dolby B on)

[playback] JVC KD-V6 (playback, with Dolby off) > Sek'd Prodif Plus soundcard > Sound Forge 8 (24 bit, normalize, fade in and out, track splits, bit depth conversion) > 16 bit .wav files > FLAC level 8 encoding align on sector boundaries. No EAC - not burned to cdr.

When you record with Dolby B on it boosts high frequencies by 10dB, with the idea than playing back with Dolby B on will cut high frequencies by 10dB and in the process reduce hiss. In this case, since I played back with Dolby B *off*, we would expect a boost to high frequencies, which I deemed acceptable. You, the end listener, are free to apply noise reduction techniques however you choose - however, I would ask that this recording be circulated without any such noise reduction.

Not sure about a lot of the song titles.

recorded and transferred by Easy Ed

At this gig, The Dinosaurs might have consisted of John Cippolina, Barry Melton, Spencer Dryden, Peter Albin and Merle Saunders.
Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals
Peter AlbinBass, vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 25th, 1985

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1
1.tuning 0:53
2.New York Town 6:21
3.I Can't Dance 5:14
4.C'mon Dance With Me 6:14
5.Lay Back Baby 4:23
6.Blind Man 3:50
7.Dino talk 2:18
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde 4:27
9.The Dance/ [tape flip]12:25
10./The Dance 2:01
11.Dino talk 3:05
12.Built For Comfort 4:28
Total55:46
Set 2 - CD 2
1.tuning 2:38
2.Good Old Rock and Roll 3:15
3.I Got Love 4:59
4.Sugaree 7:10
5.High Heeled Sneakers 6:35
6.I'm a Caterpillar 3:30
7.Motel Party Baby 5:59
8.Strange Way [tape flip]6:56
9.After Midnight 7:41
10.Closer 11:06
Total59:54


Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C > Sony UCX-S 90 Cnr

20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail

Master > NakCR-3A nr off > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Taped and Transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals
Peter AlbinBass, vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Berkeley Veterans Auditorium, 30 May, 1985

As seeded via DimeADozen by amellowsoul, April 2006

Tracks
1.//Midnight Special > 2:00
2.I Can't Dance 3:26
3.talking and tuning 0:52
4.Lovely Night For Dancing 6:23
5.Ruby 7:03
6.tuning and tuning 1:25
7.Blind Man 3:22
8.talking and tuning 1:03
9.Motel Party Baby 6:17
10.talking and tuning 0:54
11.New York Town > 5:01
12.The D//ance 12:46
13.talking and tuning 0:48
14.High Heeled Sneakers 5:20
15."Let's hear it for Dinosaurs!" & crowd wants encore1:50
16.Mona 13:39
17."The Dinosaurs thank you.." & closing talk//0:25
Total72:44


SBD > C > unknown transfer > CDR by unknown > EAC (CdImage) > Gold Wave (removing dead space) > CD WAV (tracking) > FLAC w/ added MD5 by Tom Shyman

Notes:
- Minus the beginning of "Midnight Special" missing, this is probably the complete show.
- Beginning of recording has some mixing (of which I lowered the first 2 seconds by 50% to not blow your speakers out!) going on. These are on the master recording.
- Rest of original volume of show was set very low on this, so I gave it a boost.
- The tracking was done before was poor. I edited by removing dead spaces and making better track markers.
- Tape flip (master?) in the middle of 'The Dance' (44:41 of total time), where about 8 seconds was removed.
- "Lovely Night For Dancing" is known sometimes as "Get Up And Dance", and was performed by Reconstruction (Garcia, Saunders and others); but "Lovely Night..." is it's true title.
- There was no EQ'ing or remastering done.
 
My friend, Rosannah, wrote about this very show a few years back. The following is her comments & review...

"The Dinosaurs at the Berkeley Veteran's Auditorium was a benefit for the Dinosaurs' roadie, Kevyn Clark.. I still have my ticket (#121), it says "A Benefit to Free the Madman"; I guess he got busted and this show was organized to raise some money for his legal defense. Kevyn used to put on shows in People's Park, a couple of which I went to, big fun in the sun. This Vet's hall benefit was a good time, esp. the epic - 15+ heartfelt minutes - Mona that closed the show."

"I remember several of my friends climbed the 12 foot cyclone fence along the east side of the building and snuck in the side door (we were 17 years old at the time, what can I say); I didn't want to sneak into a benefit, so I paid at the door, though the woman taking tickets let my friend in free with me on my $10 donation. The Unreal Band and The Vicious Hippies opened; during the break between bands Calico gave away tickets for the Dead on New Year's Eve. There were a bunch of tie dye tapestries hanging on the walls of the Vet's hall and it was a real festive atmosphere. The Vet's Hall's a great venue, spacious, decent acoustics, and across the park from the Berkeley Community Theater and Berkeley High."


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, lead vocals on 1, 2, 11, 12
John CipollinaGuitar, lead vocals on 9, 16
Merl SaundersKeyboards, lead vocals 4, 5, 14
Peter AlbinBass, lead vocals on 7
Spencer DrydenDrums



Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 22 June, 1985

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves9:43
2.I Can't Dance5:22
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman6:03
4.Blindman3:34
5.Mona13:43
6.Will You Dance5:54
7.After Midnight6:55
Old Waldorf, 10 Dec 1982:
8.Franklin's Tower6:57
9.Closer19:26
Total:78:07


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden

NB: Spirit of America Festival. JC also played with Gravenites/Cipollina at the same festival.

Lindley Meadows,Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 1985

Tracks
1.intro 0:39
2.Who Makes The Moves? 9:49
3.I Can't Dance 5:36
4.Boogie On Reggae Woman 6:06
5.Blind Man 3:31
6.Mona tape flip 13:51
7./The Dance 6:43
8.After Midnight 0:52
Closer19:26
Total:53:13


Sony ECM61 and Realistic PZM with Sony WMD6-C Cnr

50 feet away, Dead center mic stand at 7 feet

master > D6 > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH > Torrent

Recorded and transfered by Russell Cansler

Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals

California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California, July 4, 1985 [afternoon]

Golden Gate Park Music Concourse - Spreckels Temple of Music [aka "The Bandshell"]

This is the audio from a multi-camera video of an afternoon show "in the park". I'm seeding the audio first because I'm missing at least one of the song titles and would like to get the setlist completely correct before I finish authoring the DVD. This audio source was probably a close-to-stage microphone on a tripod to the built-in audio input of one of the video cameras. There is a bit of background noise in the mix that can be heard only in quiet spots between songs.

My Beta tape did not track that well during transfer. Because of that, there are quite a few splices, mostly during the jam of "Closer", where surgery was done to patch bad spots as seamlessly as possible.

Barry Melton says they will be playing again later in the day with fireworks at Crissy Field. That later show is listed as a video on www.johncipollina.com but is not what's being shared here since the video clearly shows that they are playing at the bandshell.



Tracks
CD#1 - first set
101.announcer 0:56
102.Got Love 3:32
103.Boogie On Reggae Woman 3:51
104.talk 6:01
105.Blind Man 3:04
106.talk 0:35
107.Motel Party Baby [cut] 5:09
108.[cuts in] Ruby (I'm The Jealous Kind)3:59
109.talk 1:01
110.unknown title 8:35
111.talk at end of set and applause 0:29
Total:37:12
CD#2 - second set
201.talk 3:09
202.Mona > 10:45
203.I Can't Dance [with false start] 5:16
204.Built For Comfort [cuts on last notes]4:33
205.[cuts in] Sugaree 4:17
206.Closer > 11:12
207.S.O.S. 6:50
208.final thanks and applause 0:27
Total:46:29


Lineage: ?? > commercially-sold bootleg VHS tape > my Beta tape.

Transfer: Sony SL-HF1000 > Apple Macintosh Final Cut Pro > AIFF > Pro Tools [DC offset correction, minor "nip and tuck" edits, normalization, tracking and downsampling to 44. - no DNR or equalization] > AIFF files > xACT [flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified].


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden

California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium courtyard, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California, July 4, 1985 [afternoon] (DVD)

This video DVD is from a multi-camera video of an afternoon show "in the park". The quality is not great but not too bad either because of the bright outdoor sun shining into the courtyard of the aquarium.

My Beta tape did not track that well during transfer. Because of that, there are quite a few splices, mostly during the jam of "Closer", where surgery was done to patch bad spots as seamlessly as possible.

00:00:00announcer intro
00:00:56Good Old Rock and Roll >
00:04:28Got Love
00:08:19Boogie On Reggae Woman
00:13:27talk
00:14:18Blind Man
00:17:25talk
00:17:59Motel Party Baby [cut]
00:23:08[cuts in] Ruby (I'm The Jealous Kind)
00:27:17talk
00:27:58Butcher's Boy
00:36:38talk at end of set and applause
00:37:07Barry Melton talks as the rest of the band slowly arrives on stage for second set
00:40:16Mona >
00:51:02I Can't Dance [with false start]
00:56:17Built For Comfort [cuts on last notes]
01:00:51[cuts in] Sugaree
01:05:07Closer >
01:16:20S.O.S.
01:23:09final thanks and applause
01:23:36end


NTSC DVD video - bitrate 7.5 Mbps peak / 6.2 Mbps average.

Audio - Dolby Digital 2/0 (L,R), 48 kHz sample rate, 448 kbps data rate (The audio is dual monophonic).

Notes: Admission was the cost of the aquarium entrance fee. There was an exhibition of sculptures of dinosaurs made from old cars in the courtyard and the band played there in the afternoon sun. This may have been for the exhibit opening. Later they played in the early evening at Crissy Field outdoors for free with a bunch of other bands and fireworks (since it was the American "Independence Day"). Then finally, John played late night at a biker bar in northeast SF with Thunder and Lightning. Three Cipollina shows in one day!



Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, August 31, 1985

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1
1.I Can't Dance 04:52
2.I Got Love 04:53
3.Built For Comfort 04:07
4.Ruby 06:24
5.Blind Man 04:00
6.dino talk 01:34
7.Motel Party Baby 05:37
8.dino talk 01:55
9.The Dance/ (tape flip)10:38
10./The Dance 09:09
Total53:16
Set 2 - CD 2
1.intro 00:59
2.C'mon Dance With Me 07:55
3.New York Town 05:47
4.Mona 14:58
5.After Midnight (tape flip)08:18
1st encore
6.Something About That Sound 05:26
2nd encore
7.Sugaree 06:01
Total49:30


Notes: occasional light tics at begining of first track, perhaps age artifact

Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C

20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail

Maxell XLII-S No nr

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Recorded and Transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals
Peter AlbinBass, vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums





The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 24, 1986

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1
1.tuning > intro 2:10
2.Who Makes the Moves? 12:27
3.Butchers Boy 8:02
4.Dino talk 1:31
5.Built for Comfort 6:11
6.Lay Back Baby 6:26
7.Hesitation Blues 4:48
8.Barry talks about John 1:34
9.Motel Party Baby 6:27
10.Need a Helping Hand 7:56
Total:57:38
Set 2 - CD 2
1.tuning > intro 1:30
2.Boogie on Reggie Woman 7:01
3.Max Gail intro 1:51
4.Tell Me *8:01
5.Love Machine 13:40
6.Mona 10:49
Encore
7.After Midnight 9:04
Total:52:01


Hat-Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C, Maxell MX 90, Cnr 20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail

Master > Nak CR-3A nr off > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Recorded and Transfered by Russ Cansler

Notes - Max Gail is best known as Det. "Wojo" on the sitcom "Barney Miller" which ran from 75-82

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Guest:
* Max GailKeyboards, Vocals on disc2 t04



Wolfgang's City, San Francisco, CA, 19 September, 1986

Tracks
Disc 1
1.// Who Makes The Moves10:55
2.I Can't Dance4:54
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman7:18
4.Built For Comfort5:29
5.Blindman5:19
6.Motel Party Baby >
Shine On Harvest Moon
6:59(J. Cipollina, G. Phillips)
7.Walkin' Blues4:23
8.Closer14:34
Total:65:56
Disc 2
1.Sugaree 8:43
2.After Midnight10:02
3.The Dance10:17
4.Hey Joe * 6:09
5.You Yes It's You *8:01
6.E: Mona10:12
Total:55:37


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden
Guest:
Billy Roberts *



The Omni, Oakland, CA, November 8th, 1986

Tracks
Set 1 CD 1
1.tuning 3:40
2.Who Makes The Moves? 9:45
3.I Got Love 5:12
4.Boogie on Reggae Woman 7:03
5.Lay Back Baby 6:02
6.Blind Man 6:02
7.Motel Party Baby [tape flip]6:31
8.Dino Valenti intro 1:29
9.She Don't Belong to You *5:48
10.Strange Way 7:02
11.Closer 13:30
Disc 1 Total:72:10
Set 2 CD 2
1.tuning > intro 1:11
2.Built For Comfort 6:30
3.Ruby 9:05
4.I Can't Dance 8:09
5.Butchers Boy 7:56
6.Mona 12:14
Disc 2 Total:45:09


Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C
50 feet away, Left side balcony, Hat on Rail
Maxell MX 90 No nr

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH
Recorded and transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Dino ValentiVocals*



Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Blind Man --> 3:52
2.I Can't Dance --> 4:50
3.Got Love 4:35
4.Reggae Woman 6:55
5.That Pleases Me 6:12
6.Barry talk, Intros 3:08
7.Motel Party Baby 6:48
8.Seventh Son 7:11
9.Barry talk 0:24
Second Set
10./Intro by Wavy Gravy 0:39
11.After Midnight --> 8:24
12.The Dance 10:25
13.Barry talk 0:50
14.High Heeled Sneakers 6:32
15.Ruby 8:45
Disc 1 Total:
Disc 2
16.Barry talk 0:33
17.Good Old Rock And Roll --> 3:20
18.Who Makes The Moves 10:12
19.Mona 12:18
20.Outro 0:17
Encore
21.Built For Comfort 4:11
Disc 2 Total:


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Sony ECM23 Mics, 10' Mic stand
Location: Front tables right
Taper: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums



Parker's Ballroom, Seattle, WA, May 17, 1987 (Soundboard)

Tracks
Disc One:
1./Get It All Together *04:09
2.Save The Whales * 04:46
3.Save The Whales (reprise, with audience participation) *02:28
4.Bring Back The Sixties, Man * 03:58
5.For What It's Worth * 02:58
6./Who Makes The Moves01:41
7.Wake Up Everybody In The Neighborhood 04:50
8.Band intros, Boogie On Reggae Woman 06:56
9.Do I Move You?09:07
10.Blind Man 03:06
11.Motel Party Baby07:38
12.Got Love-> The Dance16:39
13./After Midnight 07:08
Disc 2 Total:75:28
Disc Two:
1.Sugaree09:14
2.Little Red Rooster # 10:23
3.Thirty Days #06:29
4.Built For Comfort-> Mona/13:40
Bonus Tracks
5.Strange Way05:58
6.The Dance12:49
7.Good Old Rock and Roll 04:35
8.The Jealous Kind-> Wake Up Everybody In The Neighborhood/15:50
Disc 2 Total:79:01


Tracks 5, 6 & 7 are from the Portland show
track 8 is from the Eugene show.

Source: soundboard recording on unknown cassette deck
Lineage: master cassette > cassette > CDR
Encoding: EAC > waves > flac level 8
Recorded by: unknown
Transfer by: unknown


I got this show in a trade. There are lots of issues, some clipping, some hiss, some bad cuts (in and out), sloppy tracking and what have you. It's a case of "it is what it is." I considered doing some editing to try to smooth out some of the horrendous cuts (like the one at the end of "Mona") and fix the tracking, but it was taking too long and I was afraid it might never get done. So here it is, warts and all.

Sorry, I don't have details about how it was recorded or transferred. I only know that the cassette source was a 1st gen tape, and it was transferred on to a standalone CD burner. Tracking was done on the fly, so there is some awkward indexing. The master was recorded casually by promotors of the show, with less than ideal care and attention (not that I'm complaining too much). The mix is also not absolutely ideal. It's a monaural recording. Thanks to gergsnave for the discs. Check samples before downloading! And please help me out with the setlist, I'm pretty sure that some of the song titles are wrong. Thanks.

I have one more Dinosaurs show (04-27-1984 in Seattle) from the same source, only in that case I have the 1st gen cassette. Again, lots of problems, but one of these days I'll get it transferred and see if it can be made to sound reasonable.

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Country Joe McDonald*
Rob Moitozavocals and blues harp#
Jerry Millerguitar#
John Cipollina: Guitar, Vocals Barry Melton: Guitar, Vocals Peter Albin: Bass, Vocals Merl Saunders: Keyboards, Vocals Spencer Dryden: Drums * # with Rob Moitoza on vocals and blues harp and Jerry Miller on guitar



San Francisco Music Fair, CA, May 31, 1987

Tracks
1.// Intro. 1:24
2.Built For Comfort 4:58
3.Love Machine 7:33
4.Albin banter 0:57
5.Blind Man3:41
6.Melton & Cipollina banter 1:21
7.Motel Party Baby6:10
8.Melton intro's Harold Aceves0:27
9.The Dance *8:51
10.Outro //0:08
Total:35:35


SBD M > WAV > CD > EAC > WAV > CDimage > CD WAVE > EAC > FLAC

"This show has never been circulated until now (mid-Oct. 2005) I believe, so here it goes!"

"I received a CDR copy from the master tape, but it was only one track. So, I made a CDimage, then used CD Wave to make the tracks. Then, into rename and finally into FLAC. I did no EQ'ing of this, as I like to seed recordings "flat", plus didn't need it as you will hear for yourself!"

"If you wish to a simple basic "Dinosaurs 101" show, this is it. Short and to the point, but it's a very good performance."

"Dedicated to my current home of Tempe, AZ neighbor and friend, Harold Aceves. "

"Thanks for letting me sit on with you and Barry Melton, truely a experience I will never forget!"

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, lead vocals on "Love Machine" and "The Dance"
John Cipollinaguitar, lead vocals on "Motel Party Baby"
Merl Saunderskeyboards, lead vocals on "Built For Comfort"
Peter Albinbass, lead vocals on "Blind Man"
Spencer Drydendrums
* Harold Acevesdrums on "The Dance"



I-Beam, 21 June, 1987

Tracks
1.Level With Me7:13
2.My Problems Got Problems7:44
3.Mojo Navigator6:03
Total:21:02


trade CDR > EAC > wav > flac

"Here's something short, sweet and pretty rare. This is for all Moby Grape and West Coast music fans: the Dinosaurs caught on stage with Jerry Miller of Moby Grape fame sitting in in the place of John Cipollina (probably ill or engaged elsewhere with one of his many bands...) The sound quality is a very good aud, find hereafter some samples for you to decide, but i would not hesitate to grab this rare piece of musical history."

Encoded and prepared and upped to dime by yours truly pgl

Personnel
Barry Melton
Jerry Miller
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden



Pine Street Theater, Portland, OR, 31 October, 1987

Tracks
1.After Midnight9:15
2.You Can Keep Your Hat On8:55
3.Love? 4:36
4.Blindman5:38
5.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde6:04
6.Strange Way3:58
7.Instrumental >
Get Down
7:57
8.Mona24:48
Total:71:11


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden



The Saint, New York City, Friday January 15, 1988

As posted via DimeADozen, October 2010



Encore:
Tracks
01.Who Makes The Moves
02.Love
03.Built For Comfort
04.Do I Move You
05.Blindman
06.Honky Tonk Jekyll And Hyde
07.The Dance *
08.After Midnight **
09.Hi Heeled Sneakers
10.Love Machine
11.San Francisco Shuffle
12.Mona
13.Sugaree
Total:


note: * - gap from tape flip ** - with Jack Casady

Recorded by The Weasel - "Da Weez"
Transferred and mastered to .wav files by D5scott
source: 2 Neumann KMF4 microphones (10 feet from stage) > Sony TC-D5M (Dolby on) - analog master cassettes
transfer: Sony TC-D5M (original record deck - Dolby on) > Pre Sonus Inspire GT > Sound Forge > .wav files > Trader's Little Helper > flac and ffp files

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
R.I.P. Sandy - aka "Bigfoot" He was a friend of mine and "Da Weez" who had nothing to do with this recording, but we all sure do miss him!
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This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel



Dinosaurs (Live in San Francisco)

CD outer

Tracks
1.What A Little Girl Needs4:02
2.I Got Love 4:02
3.After 10 am 4:46
4.San Francisco 4:36
5.Dinosaurs 5:02
6.Are You Ready 5:01
Unknown Source:
7.Heartbeat 13:38
8.Mona 13:13
Total:54:25


Recorded live in San Francisco, May 14, 1988

Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Merl Saunders


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Oh Boy 1-9163 USCD



Cotati Cabaret, SF, CA, 14 May, 1988


Tracks
1.Built For Comfort4:02
2.Love 4:02
3.After Midnight 4:46
4.San Francisco 4:36
5.Motel Party Baby5:02
6.Do I Move You? 5:01
7.The Dance 13:38
8.Mona 13:13
Total:54:24


"Great complete soundboard of a late Cipollina show."

Master R. TO R. > Beheringer E. Pro > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

This is the actual show, whereas AIUI the Oh Boy bootleg is a mixture from various shows.

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Merl Saunders

Old Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, Saturday September 10th, 1988


Tracks
CD 1
1.Wavy Gravy intro 1:45
2.Who Makes The Moves? 8:15
3.I Got Love 5:47
4.Built for Comfort 5:29
5.Lay Back Baby 7:03
6.Blind Man 5:35
7.Dino Talk 2:02
8.Motel Party Baby 5:41
Total:41:41
CD 2
1.Strange Way 6:07
2.The Dance 12:59
3.Fossil Fuel 3:22
4.After Midnight 7:02
5.Mona > Tequila > Mona/ tape flip12:08
6./Mona 6:49
Encore
7.San Francisco 3:40
8.Wavy Gravy 1:29
Total:53:43


Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C

30 Feet away, Dead center

Maxell MX90 No nr

Left Channel split to Right channel

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Recorded and Transferred by Russ Cansler

Notes: Right channel levels very low, patched with left channel

Record Release Party and Relix magazine 15th anniversary

also Commander Cody and New Riders of the Purple Sage

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals

Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, October 22, 1988, Sbd


Tracks
CD 1
1.Who Makes the Moves11:34
2.12:09
3.Built for Comfort4:55
4.Lay Back Baby10:28
5.5:04
6.7:53
7.I Can't Dance6:04
8.Sugaree12:59
9.My Problems Got Problems8:11
Total:79:20
CD 2
1.Mojo Navigator7:32
2.Got Love7:23
3.Mona19:40
4.S.F. Bay Blues6:01
Encore
5.After Midnight7:41
Total:48:18


Sbd > Sony D-5 > AIWA MX220 1st gen Tape > CDR

Received this tape from Taper Bob when I was living in Eugene. I have never seen this on Dime and being that this is my 1st upload I hope its new to the community. If all goes well I will be posting more of the same or related music.

Quality B+ some hiss/ soundman takes a few songs to get the sound dialed in/all and all a good show.

Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, August 10, 1989, Sbd

Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, August 10, 1989


Tracks
CD 1 Set 1
1.Who Makes the Moves7:18
2.Got Love5:08
3.Built for Comfort4:01
4.Whoopie10:13
5.John's Down Home Blues (small drop out between songs)6:19
6.Ain't No More Country Girl Blues (Tape Flip)9:10
7.I Can't Dance6:48
8.MoJo Navigator6:47
9.High Heeled Sneakers7:10
Total:62:56
CD 2 Set 2
1.Boogie on Reggae Women8:08
2.After Midnight9:44
3.Blindman (Tape Flip)4:48
4.The Dance (small drop out between songs)6:53
5.Same Old Face9:21
6.John"s Other6:52
7.I'am Leavin7:10
Encore
8.Sugaree7:54
Total:60:51


Sbd > 1st Gen. Maxell XL11-S > Sony Stand Alone Burner > Cd Wave Editor > TLH > Flac

Got this tape when I was living in Eugene from Taper Bob. Quality A- sbd, a bit of hiss, CD1 small drop out between track 5 and 6 missing no music, same between Tracks 5 and 6 CD2, all in all a great recording. This show has Papa John taking John Cipollina's place in the band. Haven't seen this circulated so come one come all and enjoy the Dinosaurs in Duck Country.


The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, November 10th, 1989


Tracks
CD 1 Set 1
1.tuning 0:58
2.Who Makes the Moves? 6:23
3.I Got Love 4:44
4.dino talk 1:41
5.Built for Comfort 5:52
6.Ruby 10:05
7.Papa John Intro 0:53
8.No More Country Girls 9:37
9.Born on a Farm 6:41
Total:47:00
CD 2 Set 2
1.tuning 0:34
2.Boogie on Reggae Woman 7:17
3.Do I Move You? 7:38
4.Hesitation Blues 5:52
5.Chemical Body, Electric Brain 7:18
6.I Can't Get Started With You 5:22
7.John's Down Home Boogie 8:26
Encore
8.Sugaree 7:45
Total:50:17


Hat mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C
20 feet away, Right side balcony, hat on rail
Maxell MX 100 No nr

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH
Recorded and transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



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